Singapore 

Seeking help for burnout is ‘not weak’, Singapore, Health News

As work stress can exact a toll on workers and employers, sufferers should not be ashamed to ask for help, says IMH psychologist In 2012, work stress coupled with inadequate sleep caused a lawyer in private practice to have debilitating migraines every other day. Mr Wong Yi not only suffered intense pain, but his vision was also affected, rendering him unable to read off his computer screen or review documents. He told The New Paper recently: “I went to see a doctor. But when medication did not stop the pain,…

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London calling: Huatai Securities blazes trail for Chinese companies seeking to reach beyond New York and Hong Kong

The successful listing of Huatai Securities on the London Stock Exchange will encourage more Chinese companies to raise funds via the Shanghai-London link and align stock pricing with international practice, according to analysts.The Nanjing, Jiangsu province-based brokerage has risen 7.3 per cent from its offer price after a second day of trade in London, after raising US$1.54 billion from selling global depository receipts. It was the first Chinese company to list depository receipts through… Source link

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Singapore 

1-Altitude guard who fell into pit and died: Family seeking answers, Singapore News

A security guard of rooftop bar 1-Altitude who fell into a 4m-deep pit and died on Sunday was apparently trying to keep two customers away from a barricaded area, colleagues who witnessed the accident told his family. Mr Shaun Tung, 26, had spotted the duo entering the cordoned-off area just after midnight on Sunday and run across in an attempt to stop them. He likely did not know there was a hole in the ground, his family told The Straits Times last night. Mr Tung is a part-time guard at…

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Singapore 

Taufik Batisah’s niece is ‘trapped’ in Lebanon and he’s seeking donations to bring her back safely, Singapore News

All former Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah wants is the safe return of his niece and cousin. In an impassioned plea for donations on Facebook, Taufik revealed that his cousin Nur and his baby niece Hana are “currently trapped” in Lebanon and would need help to return home. They’re looking to raise funds as they have exhausted their savings on court battles, travel, medical, accommodation and daily expenses. Taufik explained in the video that Nur travelled with her son Imam and daughter Hana (who is Singaporean and holds a Singapore passport) to visit…

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Property 

Noise-reducing balconies and large storage spaces do not deter Hong Kong buyers seeking flats under Home Ownership Scheme

Unusual features such as noise-reducing balconies and large storage rooms in government-built homes have not dampened interest in the latest batch of subsidised flats, even though they take up floor space and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.The features, designed to cope with noise levels on estates built near major roads, included balconies that took up as much as 10 per cent of the internal floor space and storage rooms as big as kitchens.The city’s largest provider of public housing… Source link

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Gree Electric and China’s home appliance queen Dong Mingzhu seeking to lead way on SOE reform

Appliance queen Dong Mingzhu may soon become the standard bearer for China’s effort to its reform state-owned businesses.Outspoken chairwoman Dong is widely known to the Chinese public because she appears in many of the adverts for Gree Electric, the listed, state-owned company that is the world’s largest manufacturer of residential air conditioners.Dong is now at the forefront of a highly anticipated deal that will shift the ownership, and the actual control of the company, that she had helped… Source link

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Money 

China’s middle class still seeking protection in Hong Kong’s insurance market despite forex crackdown

China’s growing wealthy middle class population are increasingly looking to safeguard their assets and plan for the future by investing in long term insurance and saving products in Hong Kong, but strict financial controls in the mainland are limiting opportunities.The products, including critical illness insurance as well as life insurance, are often denominated in US dollar and have grown in popularity in China, with premiums collected from mainland Chinese visitors making up 30 per cent of… Source link

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Prepare for a looming buyers’ market in global assets, says Chinese firm seeking to boost foreign holdings

The financial services arm of China Everbright Group, one of the first state-owned conglomerates established in Hong Kong in the early 1980s, is planning to ­enlarge its global portfolio and transform itself into an international private equity and asset management firm.“This year, we will continue to increase the percentage of foreign asset allocation in order to maintain steady growth. The strategy includes increasing investments through our funds and boosting our US dollar denominated funds,… Source link

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Vietnam 

Cần Thơ seeking logistics centres for air transportation – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News CẦN THƠ – Cần Thơ needs to develop logistics centres to meet increasing demand for the transportation of goods by international and domestic airlines. Four businesses have put forward proposals to develop such centres in cooperation with the city. Võ Thành Thống, chairman of the People’s Committee of Cần Thơ City, made the statement at a meeting with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s delegation on March 21 in Cần Thơ. Logistics services for the transport of goods by air are very important…

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Singapore 

Gym calls out influencer for seeking sponsorship and money, Singapore News

Another day, another instance of “influenzas” giving influencers a bad name. In a Facebook post published by Daphne Maia Loo on Monday evening (March 18), she wrote about a lifestyle blogger who approached her about a possible collaboration with her gym. Wait, scratch that. According to Loo, the influencer was actually “looking for a free personal trainer who would pay her to get trained”. Although personal details in the post were blurred out by Loo, the photos clearly show the influencer to be Serene Martin. This evening, we received an email from…

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